CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (WVIR) - People across America are remembering the thousands who made the ultimate sacrifice on June 6, 1944, known as D-Day.

In Charlottesville, people could hear the sound of church bells for miles as they rang 13 times to honor the 13 men who earned the Medal of Honor for their actions that day.

Thursday marked the 75th anniversary of the day allied forces stormed the beaches of Normandy in northern France. At exactly 2 p.m., members of First Baptist Church on Park Street rang the bell in salute of our fallen heroes.

Vice President Mike Pence and other lawmakers paid a visit to the National D-Day Memorial in Bedford. He delivered the main address at a commemorative ceremony. 

"As President Trump said today in Normandy, to those who fought on D-Day in his words you are among the very greatest Americans who will ever live. You are the pride of our nation and we thank you from the bottom of our hearts," said Pence.

D-Day is known as the largest seaborne invasion in history.